Although its name is often associated with high-octane shots and happy-hour specials, this drink is a classic. Some historians trace its origins to a bar on the American naval base in Yokosuka, Japan, during the late 1940s or early '50s.

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  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 2 teaspoons Cointreau or other triple sec
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice

How to make this recipe

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the vodka, Cointreau and lime juice and shake well. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.

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